AE4874-I – Astrodynamics I – Q1 – 4 ECTS
Taught by Eelco Doornbos, Kevin Cowan
Astrodynamics I is mostly covered by Eelco and leads you through some of the basics in astrodynamics. The course is based on mathematics but the focus is (luckily) not on the derivations but on the results of these mathematical computations. The majority of lectures contain the many-, three- and two-body problem and different orbits are handled. Furthermore, Hill spheres, orbit perturbations, radiation pressure and satellite aerodynamics are mentioned. This makes it an interesting mix of subjects.
This course has no assignments (which can be seen as an advantage or disadvantage) so the final grade will be purely based on the exam.